Membership Categories

There are six categories of Membership:

Annual Fees Fee GST* Total
Corporate Membership: $3,000.00 $450.00 $3,450.00
Professional Membership: $500.00 $75.00 $575.00
Non-profit Membership: $200.00 $30.00 $230.00
Individual Membership: $100.00 $15.00 $115.00
Student Membership: $50.00 $7.50 $57.50
Affiliate Membership: No fees No fees

Note:

  1. Student membership is open to full- or part-time (>50%) education
  2. Affiliate membership is only open to related Associations with whom AWATEA has signed reciprocal benefits agreement
  3. 10% discount applies for new members in their first year

*Inland Revenue Department has confirmed that GST is payable by all members, including overseas members.

Please note that acceptance for membership or otherwise will be at the discretion of the Executive, which also reserves the right to determine the appropriate category for membership applicants.

Details of the criteria for each membership category are given below

Corporate Membership

Corporate membership will be available to companies or organizations, with more than twenty-five full-time employees. This class of membership is intended for organizations which derive or seek to derive significant income and/or benefit from their involvement in the marine and/or energy industry.

Professional Membership

Professional membership will be available to companies and organizations with no more than twenty-five full-time staff and to individuals, who participate in the marine and/or energy industries. This class of membership is intended for consultants, consultancies and small businesses, which are active or are seeking to become active in the industry.

Non-profit Membership

Non-profit membership will be available to organizations, which have a non-financial interest in marine and/or energy industries (e.g., Government and public sector agencies, other industry associations). Non-profit members must transfer to professional or corporate membership, if they receive any financial reward from their interest in marine energy.

Individual Membership

Individual membership will be available to individuals, who have a non-financial interest in marine and/or energy industries. Individual members must transfer to professional or corporate membership, if they receive any financial reward from their interest in marine energy.

Student Membership

This category is for individuals who are in full-time or part-time (>50%) education.  Part-time post-graduate degrees and diplomas, such as MBAs, do not qualify for this category.

Affiliate Membership

This category is for organizations or trade associations, usually overseas, equivalent to AWATEA, which have common aims to AWATEA.  Affiliate membership enables members of one organization to receive the benefits of membership of its Affiliate organizations without having to become a member of the Affiliate organization, e.g., reduced entry fee to events.  The extent of benefits will be defined by a reciprocal benefits agreement between AWATEA and its Affiliate organizations.

Friends of AWATEA &  Life Members

From time to time the AWATEA Executive, at its discretion, can nominate someone or an organisation as a "Friend of AWATEA". They are effectively Honorary Members with the same benefits as regular members but have no voting authority at general meetings. The Executive can also propose a Life Member at a general meeting, who is appointed by voting amongst the members. Life Members have one vote and are appointed until they die but can be removed by a vote amongst the members.